Thursday, April 1, 2010

Icky Kids

We talked about helminthic diseases of the digestive system in my microbiology class on Tuesday. It was the most disturbing and nauseating class I have ever been to. I won't burden you with the knowledge of tapeworms and hookworms, because it still makes me shiver and cringe every time I think about them. I learned, though, that children were more likely to get pinworms than adults. It is because children are more likely to do this:

Sick, no? It made me laugh so hard to see this.

4 comments:

ali said...

nasty......

Katie said...

GROSS! It is everything I can do NOT to think of tapeworms. So, so, so, so gross.

Lisa Lou said...

what?! do kids really do that?! Um, obviously I know nothing about children's habits...

Kathy Haynie said...

Oh, let me tell you...

Yes, they do this. Yes, they get pinworms. When they wake up in the night crying for no reason, and they don't have an ear infection, check for pinworms.

At least the cure is quick. (One pill.)